Find relief, cultivate joy, and move forward in achieving your dreams. Offering office, teletherapy, and outdoor walk & talk appointments.
Licensed Clinical Social Worker in Santa Barbara, CA
Being trained in EMDR, which is the gold standard in the treatment of PTSD, allows me to work effectively in treating the negative effects of trauma. The past doesn't need to control your present anymore. Allow your brain to heal and to more effectively process your pain so that you can move forward lighter.
The world doesn't need to feel so heavy. Learn ways to shift your thinking, to build your sense of self worth, and to shed some of the burdens that you carry. You don't need to be alone with your pain. Maybe you remember times in life that felt more joyful and enlivening - let's figure out how you can experience more of that.
Anxiety often looks like perfectionism and productivity. It can feel like difficulty breathing, a racing heart, and tightness in your body. Do you experience racing thoughts and worry frequently about the future? Do you feel like no matter what you do it is never enough? Learn ways to quiet your mind, to relax into the present moment, and to trust that whatever life brings, you can handle it.
In our fast moving world, where most of us are constantly distracted by screens, media, and our to-do lists, it is important to find space for stillness so we can connect with ourselves and more fully experience the richness of our lives. Mindfulness is “the awareness that emerges through paying attention, on purpose, in the present moment, and nonjudgmentally, to the unfolding of experience moment by moment” (Jon Kabat-ZIn)
EMDR (Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing) is a form of psychotherapy that enables people to heal from the symptoms and emotional distress that are the result of distressing life experiences. Repeated studies show that by using EMDR therapy people can experience the benefits of psychotherapy that once took years to make a difference. EMDR utilizes bilateral stimulation, such as eye movements or alternate tapping, to help clients reprocess difficult experiences in a physiological way.
We all perceive the world through our own unique lens that has been crafted through our life experiences. Cognitive behavioral therapy, or CBT, works to help people to notice and reevaluate their distorted and unhelpful thinking patterns . When our perceptions change, so do our feelings and our behaviors. CBT can help you to see situations more clearly and to respond more effectively to challenges. Shift your thinking, shift your life.